Out of curiosity I dropped into my local Verizon store and found a duplicate paper copy of the same online catalog, "Your Guide" except it was marked Spring/Summer. It has the Xperia Play listed the same way, as "Coming Soon". Interestingly enough, the latest FCC entry showed a phone with both a CDMA radio and a SIM slot, so people thought it was either a global phone or LTE capable. The new publication pretty much proves it's capable of neither. It will be CDMA 3G only. That is, unless Verizon doesn't fact-check it's own phones before printing out thousands of these publications to put in-store. It will also come with an 8GB card. Seems pretty standard.
They don't tell reps anything so of course he had no idea when it is coming or any details about it.
It could launch on the 12th of May, but the HTC Trophy is supposed to launch that day as well... according to rumors and speculation of course. There hasn't been anything pointing to release this week either.